National Hog Farmer Blog http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/21061/feed en Tick bite could exterminate meat-eaters' appetite http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/tick-bite-could-exterminate-meat-eaters-appetite <div class="node-body blog-body">A bite from lone star ticks in some people can trigger sensitivity to red meat that can result in symptoms such as itching, hives, swollen lips and breathing problems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/tick-bite-could-exterminate-meat-eaters-appetite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/tick-bite-could-exterminate-meat-eaters-appetite#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:38:00 +0000 66281 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Build trust by protecting pork brand http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/build-trust-protecting-pork-brand <div class="node-body blog-body">Building consumer trust and protecting your brand is important whether you're raising hogs or publishing magazines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/build-trust-protecting-pork-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/build-trust-protecting-pork-brand#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:54:00 +0000 66161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Can’t escape the food label noise http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/can-t-escape-food-label-noise <div class="node-body blog-body">Consumers say taste, safety and price remain the most important values when purchasing food. So, why are food companies filling food labels with noisy jargon and market hype. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/can-t-escape-food-label-noise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/can-t-escape-food-label-noise#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 11 Apr 2016 10:08:00 +0000 65831 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Education gap can be overwhelming http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/education-gap-can-be-overwhelming <div class="node-body blog-body">Today's hog producers need to gather as much information as possible to help their operation succeed. Nowadays, they also need a broadened knowledge base to dispel consumer misinformation that is piling up on the information superhighway. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/education-gap-can-be-overwhelming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/education-gap-can-be-overwhelming#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 08 Apr 2016 01:02:00 +0000 65791 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Grilling season is upon us; throw on some chops http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/grilling-season-upon-us-throw-some-chops <div class="node-body blog-body">The grilling season is upon us, and that means it's time to get creative with the preparation of pork cuts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/grilling-season-upon-us-throw-some-chops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/grilling-season-upon-us-throw-some-chops#comments Business Marketing Pork is Delicious National Hog Farmer Blog Thu, 31 Mar 2016 22:05:00 +0000 65621 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Nutritional benefit off the menu for global food policies http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/nutritional-benefit-menu-global-food-policies <div class="node-body blog-body">The health value of animal proteins to a humans’ well-being is no longer a decision factor in series of global food policies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/nutritional-benefit-menu-global-food-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/nutritional-benefit-menu-global-food-policies#comments Business Marketing Business & Marketing Pork is Delicious National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:15:00 +0000 65521 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Numbers lead to pork production success http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/numbers-lead-pork-production-success <div class="node-body blog-body">Numbers drive the U.S. hog industry — percent market share, packer capacity, pigs per sow per year, prewean mortality, average daily gain — so you want to be sure that your operation holds its own with strong numbers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/numbers-lead-pork-production-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/numbers-lead-pork-production-success#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Nutrition Reproduction National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 25 Mar 2016 18:21:00 +0000 65451 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 3 reasons why Cuba will not bring a tsunami for U.S. pork exports http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/3-reasons-why-cuba-will-not-bring-tsunami-us-pork-exports <div class="node-body blog-body">The minute Obama landed in Cuba, the hopes that the visit will embark a wave of change and part a sea of economic opportunity for U.S.agriculture.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/3-reasons-why-cuba-will-not-bring-tsunami-us-pork-exports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/3-reasons-why-cuba-will-not-bring-tsunami-us-pork-exports#comments Business Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:03:00 +0000 65351 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Hog producers come to the table for antibiotic disucssions http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/hog-producers-come-table-antibiotic-disucssions <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Many families will be gathering together this next week for Easter, and some of the best times together will be spent around the table &mdash; feasting and sharing life&rsquo;s stories, successes, trials, and tribulations.</p> <p>Chances are that table talk may also involve the actual feast in front of the hungry guests, and hopefully that feast will have a nice ham as the center of attention. That ham may also come with a side of how the ham got from the farm to the table.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/hog-producers-come-table-antibiotic-disucssions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/hog-producers-come-table-antibiotic-disucssions#comments Animal Well-Being Business Health Marketing Nutrition Antibiotics National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 18 Mar 2016 20:55:00 +0000 65281 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Farming, not for the faint of heart http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/farming-not-faint-heart <div class="node-body blog-body">Celebrate the world of agriculture by raising our forks to America's farmers, supporting their freedom to farm and embracing the technology to produce more with less.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/farming-not-faint-heart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/farming-not-faint-heart#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:00:00 +0000 65131 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Brotherhood of pork in action http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/brotherhood-pork-action <div class="node-body blog-body">Unity was evident as delegates from each of the 43 states represented at the Pork Industry Forum stood in solidarity against the USDA's decision to settle with the HSUS.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/brotherhood-pork-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/brotherhood-pork-action#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Resources National Hog Farmer Blog Thu, 10 Mar 2016 21:05:00 +0000 65061 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Fight, never settle http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/fight-never-settle <div class="node-body blog-body">While the Pork Forum is never short of delegate action or news, this year a particular action by the USDA came to the forefront and quickly united pork producers. I was fortunate enough to witness the historical moment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/fight-never-settle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/fight-never-settle#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 07 Mar 2016 17:33:00 +0000 64931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Industry pressures won’t stop … Be Ready http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/industry-pressures-won-t-stop-be-ready <div class="node-body blog-body">Consumer-driven changes to agriculture and the hog industry are not going away, and the antibiotic-use issue is only the latest. Producers need to be front and center on promoting the responsible animal care principles implemented.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/industry-pressures-won-t-stop-be-ready" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/industry-pressures-won-t-stop-be-ready#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Health Marketing Resources Antibiotics National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 04 Mar 2016 15:26:00 +0000 64841 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Post-election pork options http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/post-election-pork-options <div class="node-body blog-body">France and Denmark have the right idea about making pork more readily accessible to consumers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/post-election-pork-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/post-election-pork-options#comments Business Marketing Pork is Delicious National Hog Farmer Blog Wed, 24 Feb 2016 18:21:00 +0000 64621 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Finishing the journey http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/finishing-journey <div class="node-body blog-body">Knowing the hard work Heath put into raising this pig, I have to admire him for finishing the journey that he and his mom traveled together — in my mind a silent tribute to her. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/finishing-journey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/finishing-journey#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:26:00 +0000 64541 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com